A Pretty Fantastic Book Trailer

Here’s an amazing book trailer for the upcoming release of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, the sequel to Shiver. Watch this video, and then read on to learn some amazing facts.

Okay, are you back with me now? Pretty cool trailer, no?

Amazing Fact #1: Maggie created that entire thing herself. That blows my mind. She made a tree grow out of a book, people! What kind of Johnny Appleseed wizardry is that?

Amazing Fact #2: The cool, slightly eerie, slightly romantic music that’s playing? She composed it. And she performed it. (Along with the help of a few others).

If I tried to create a video trailer like that for my book, it would be a re-eanactment of the story using cut out circles to represent the characters, accompanied by my original composition of the beginning bars of Fur Elise blended into Chopsticks, because that’s about all I can remember how to play on the piano.

Full disclosure: By posting her video here I’m entering myself in a giveaway contest she’s running right now, and it’s not too late for you to enter either! (But it will be if you dilly-dally until after Sunday to look into the contest.) More info here: http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/158062.html (She also has three making-of-the-video posts if you’re interested in learning more about the creation.)

Or you could also just share the video for its pure awesomeness.